Brendan St John, Online Integrative Psychotherapist, MBACP
I am a BACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist with 4 years of experience running my own online private practice. I have worked with clients dealing with of trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and issues related to faith, culture and sexuality.
My goal as a therapist, is to help you get better, to alleviate your suffering and help you move forward. Life's difficulties can often mean that we struggle to find meaning and purpose in life, I aim to change that, to help you find new purpose and new meaning so that you can move forward and make the changes you are looking for.
What to expect from therapy ?
People often think therapy is going to be difficult or scary, but the truth is making that first appointment itself is one of the hardest steps you'll take.
A popular misconception is that seeing a therapist must mean you are ‘sick’, mentally ill or ‘weak’. I actually believe its a sign that we are prepared to take action, and put our well-being and emotional health first. We may go to the gym, eat healthy, or take holidays, yet we often neglect the most vital part of our bodies, or minds, our very selves.
Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I worked for 8 years as a humanitarian aid worker with missions in Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific region.
I decided to seek help from a therapist when I was suffering from depression and low self-esteem. The journey was painful and hard, but it transformed my life, I would even say it saved me. Because of that experience I decided to become psychotherapist to help others, and give them hope too.
If you resonate with who I am and my work, and would like to understand how I can help, please contact me for a free online consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (2016-2019)
Certificate in Group Analysis (2018)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session - 50 minutes